Wednesday link: Cold publishing equations and creating titles

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most this week.

  1. The Cold Publishing Equations: Books Sold + Marketability + Love, from Kameron Hurley: I think every new writer starts out with ideas of being a successful debut author that sells a record number of books. The reality, though, is a lot less dramatic. Like, exceptionally less. Excerpt: “I want to talk about the reality of being a debut author, because nobody actually talked to me about those numbers. What defined success? What should I expect?”
  2. Create a Compelling Book Title, from Rachelle Gardner: Oh, titles. They’re definitely not a strong suit of mine. There were a lot of helpful tips in this post, though. Excerpt: “Your title is part of the overall impression you’re creating about your book. It can set a tone and create an expectation. Whether you’re pitching to an agent, or your agent is pitching to publishers, I think you want to have the strongest title possible.”

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